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Subaru cuts output by 10,000 vehicles over chip shortage

Assembly lines for Outback and Forester to resume operation by May 10

A Subaru Outback sits on a dealership lot in the U.S. state of Maryland. The automaker will lower production at a key Japanese plant.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Subaru will reduce vehicle production by about 10,000 autos at a Japanese assembly plant as the industry struggles with a shortage of chips.

The Yajima plant in Gunma Prefecture, which builds models including the Outback and Forester, will suspend operations starting Saturday. One line will be idled for 13 workdays, and the other for eight, under plans announced Monday.

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